You're in for a treat- this is a winner. John's attention to every minute detail in restoring and decorating this adorable midwest home is so evident- it's extraordinarily comfortable, the beds and linens are very nice, the amenities (a dish of Hershey's kisses, snacks in the butlers' pantry, good selection of coffee (important to us!) and real half and half to go with were unexpected and fun. I'm only hesitant to talk about this place because we have two more years of our daughter being a student at Depauw, and I don't want too many people to know about this until we're gone (LOL). Wouldn't we all prefer to have our own "best-kept secret" hideaway?

February 2019

I cannot say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with John and what a great stay we had at the Monon Belle home! First off, the home itself is perfect-- just a couple of blocks from downtown Greencastle and DePauw campus. The house has been updated and was so comfortable and clean. John made the process SO easy-- he communicated ahead of time about check-in, which was a BREEZE! No need to go to an alternate location to pick up keys---so easy! There were thoughtful touches throughout the house including snacks, instructions on wi-fi and other house logistics, water in the refrigerator, towels on each bed and plenty of other amenities. We absolutely loved our stay!!! Would highly recommend--- will definitely be staying again!!!

April 2019

John has a wonderful house. It was clean, easy to find and easy to gain access. John is very thoughtful of his guests, adds little touches (snacks, candies, etc.) and is a great communicator. The house has everything one needs for a home away from home. There are two large bedrooms (we didn’t use the third) with soft comfortable beds. There’s a full kitchen in addition to a butlers kitchen. There’s a dining room and formal living room. The bathroom has double sinks and a really, really nice shower. There is a washer and dryer for use too. There is good off street parking. In short, we highly recommend staying at this house!

May 2019

I always contact John first to stay at his lovely home when I'm in town for business. Repeat business is a glowing review in itself! Highly recommend this home - great location for walking to town/Depauw and all the amenities to relax and entertain.

June 2019

This is an amazing place to stay. The first thing you notice is the clean, modern decor. Plenty of space for hanging out and entertaining inside and outside. The kitchen and bathroom was full equipped and John was extremely helpful with questions and/or concerns we had. It is blocks from DePauw and the downtown area of Greencastle. While the rest of our alumni class was complaining about staying in the dorms with lack of air conditioning and water pressure, we were glad we made the choice to stay here.

June 2019

The Monon Belle is a beautiful home and John is an excellent host. The house feels like a luxury hotel on the inside – spotless, new, stylish, and comfortable. John has provided a wealth of snacks and essentials in the kitchen. We made half our meals there. The beds are comfortable and both porches are lovely for sitting and watching fireflies, thunderstorms, and dog walkers alike. The wifi is great and we did do a few days work on the trip. The beds are comfortable and the shower is amazing. We came for a family wedding and we felt so at home. And because of the washer and dryer, we all went home with clean clothes! John was sweet and attentive to our needs. And an afternoon check-out time, how amazing is that?! We would happily stay again and again.

June 2019

One of the nicest homes I've stayed in ANYWHERE! It was absolutely immaculate, spacious and beautifully appointed, with generous bedroom sizes, charming dining and living areas and fully functional, completely stocked kitchen. Add a generous, shaded front porch and a lovely yard, and it's the "home away from home" at a price way below the area's nicest hotel.

June 2019